With supply chain issues and loooong wait times to order stuff. Cars at 10K over asking, 1 year waits for furniture, and don’t even try and get a Generator.. 1 year wait. So imagine my pain when I dug into WECATCHEM’s trailer for her winter runs to repair, restore and get ready for Dora. Lots of issues that are not safe. Lots of grinding, cleaning, painting and the best.. Talking myself in that it will be okay. It wont. My Trailer was not vaccinated against rust.
A fresh water trailer. A very nice Phoenix Trailer BTW.. The trailer BTW was used twice a year. In and out. Thats it. New breaks, tires, lines, but that rust gets into the frame, the out was okay. Inside though a mess. We could hammer out small holes of rust, and filled a 5 gallon bucket of rust scale from 4 holes about 1 inch.. So. NOW WHAT? It could be months to get a trailer… F!-iretrUCK…
So, a trailer is a frame? Right. I need an Aluminum trailer, and I have some parts from the old trailer, like the winch stand. And the other key, measurements. So I can frankenstein a new trailer or used one. So I went to the local Boat sales folks, Jetts marine, by the way, it was a Century Dealer back in the day. And Bubba, Yes his name is Bubba, hooked me up with a trailer that fit the length, and was there for a boat that was on order. He could sell me the trailer and reorder that before the boat came in. HELL YA. Its close enough.
So as it turns out, Bubba’s got a bazillion parts that help adjust things and that is what we are doing. The Winch stand is a perfect part. And WECATCHEM floated right on her and today we shift the Winch stand forward and more fitting. A huge thanks to Jimmy, Wayne and Bubba for making it happen.
******************* I know everyone is a trailer expert, so feel free to tell me all your horror stories, and all the things I am doing wrong. THERE, BEAT YOU TO IT!!!!! I will share the the fit details tomorrow. So, now you know what tomorrows story will be. Or not? I might just decide to do a story on Zip! Or not!